Götz Kluge

Götz Kluge

Posted on 07/07/2013


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Bankersnatched by the Bandersnatch

Bankersnatched by the Bandersnatch
Henry Holiday: The Banker's Fate (vector graphics for posters)
Vectorized segment from an illustration by Henry Holiday (cut by Joseph Swain) to the chapter The Banker's Fate in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1876).

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Fit the Seventh
THE BANKER’S FATE

489 · · They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
490 · · · · They pursued it with forks and hope;
491 · · They threatened its life with a railway-share;
492 · · · · They charmed it with smiles and soap.

493 · · And the Banker, inspired with a courage so new
494 · · · · It was matter for general remark,
495 · · Rushed madly ahead and was lost to their view
496 · · · · In his zeal to discover the Snark

497 · · But while he was seeking with thimbles and care,
498 · · · · A Bandersnatch swiftly drew nigh
499 · · And grabbed at the Banker, who shrieked in despair,
500 · · · · For he knew it was useless to fly.

501 · · He offered large discount—he offered a cheque
502 · · · · (Drawn “to bearer”) for seven-pounds-ten:
503 · · But the Bandersnatch merely extended its neck
504 · · · · And grabbed at the Banker again.

505 · · Without rest or pause—while those frumious jaws
506 · · · · Went savagely snapping around-
507 · · He skipped and he hopped, and he floundered and flopped,
508 · · · · Till fainting he fell to the ground.

509 · · The Bandersnatch fled as the others appeared
510 · · · · Led on by that fear-stricken yell:
511 · · And the Bellman remarked “It is just as I feared!”
512 · · · · And solemnly tolled on his bell.

513 · · He was black in the face, and they scarcely could trace
514 · · · · The least likeness to what he had been:
515 · · While so great was his fright that his waistcoat turned white-
516 · · · · A wonderful thing to be seen!

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So great was his fright that his waistcoat turned white

517 · · To the horror of all who were present that day.
518 · · · · He uprose in full evening dress,
519 · · And with senseless grimaces endeavoured to say
520 · · · · What his tongue could no longer express.

521 · · Down he sank in a chair—ran his hands through his hair—
522 · · · · And chanted in mimsiest tones
523 · · Words whose utter inanity proved his insanity,
524 · · · · While he rattled a couple of bones.

525 · · “Leave him here to his fate—it is getting so late!”
526 · · · · The Bellman exclaimed in a fright.
527 · · “We have lost half the day. Any further delay,
528 · · · · And we sha’nt catch a Snark before night!”

Source: The Hunting of the Snark, Lewis Carroll, 1876

Comments
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
The Bandersnatch fled as the others appeared

Two Bone Players

White Spot
4 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
He stood on his head till his waistcoat turned red

There was an old man of Port Grigor,
Whose actions were noted for vigour;
He stood on his head till his waistcoat turned red,
That eclectic old man of Port Grigor.

Edward Lear, 1872

(Original illustration by Edward Lear as well, but vectorized and colorized)
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.